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Mabel-Canton Schools face budget cuts


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on July 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. Principal Jeff Nolte was not present nor were board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, or Troy Soiney.

The minutes from the June 17, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved.

The board wished to thank the custodial staff for the extra efforts and hard work provided this summer to keep Mabel-Canton School District beautiful. The custodial staff has been busy getting the school building ready for the 2014-15 school year.

The consent agenda was approved. It included approval of the membership of the school district into the Minnesota School Board’s Association, the Minnesota Rural Education Association, and the Southeast Service Coop. All three associations have great resources for the school district and have proved helpful to the district so far.

Also included on the consent agenda were the approval of Superintendent Backer as ISD 239 Title IX and Human Rights Coordinator and the resignation of choir teacher, Heidi Myhre pending a suitable replacement. Superintendent Backer has been in contact with the superintendent of the Lanesboro School District to see if an agreement can be reached for the two districts to share a choir teacher as both are looking for replacements at this time. She’ll have more information at a later time.

The board approved the Mabel Record as the official school district newspaper. They also approved Mabel-Canton to file for School Board elections. Jeff Ryan, Cristal Adkins, Chris Loppnow, and Troy Soiney’s terms as school board members are up.

The fall and winter coaches and advisors for the 2014-15 school year were approved as was the Health and Safety Policy and the grounds/mowing contract.

Todd Lechtenberg, Mabel-Canton’s business manager, wasn’t able to attend the meeting, but did send a note that the audit will be done September 8-12.

Superintendent Backer noted that every department is being looked at for budget cuts and no one is being singled out, saying, “everybody is part of this.” Cuts have already been made and more will be made to continue to improve the budget in the best interest of the district.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved.

It was noted that the Staff Development day will be held August 25 at 7:30 a.m. September 2 is the first day of school .....
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a pub ..... 
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Lenora Church hosts Pioneer Day

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Canton Faith & Worship

Historic Lenora Church invites people to Pioneer Day July 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. Historic 1856 Lenora United Methodist Church - Lenora, Minn. near Canton in Fillmore County - old fashioned hymn sing led by Home Spun of Harmony. Ice cream social, spin ..... 
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Pioneer Day at Lenora Church

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Canton Faith & Worship

Historic Lenora Church invites people to Pioneer Day July 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. Historic 1856 Lenora United Methodist Church - Lenora, Minn. near Canton in Fillmore County - old fashioned hymn sing led by Home Spun of Harmony. Ice cream social, spin ..... 
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Ronald Duane Hanson

Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Roland Duane Hanson of Canton, Minn., passed away on Friday June 20, 2014 at Gundersen Medical Center La Crosse Wis. Roland was born on May 5, 1931 to Halfdan and Dora (Bucholz) Hanson at the Eggebrooten farm 1mile north of Canton and spent most o ..... 
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Mabel-Canton band trip is a success

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on June 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present as well as Todd Lechtenberg, Mabel-Canton school district’s business manager. The minutes from the May 20, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved ..... 
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Complaints about cats addressed in Canton

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council addressed complaints about cats at their regular meeting on June 11. Jamie and Katie Dierson, as well as other Canton residents, have complained about cats apparently belonging to a neighbor. There are several cats running ..... 
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Engagement - Stortz ~ Schulte

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Amanda Stortz and Jacob Schulte are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Amanda is the daughter of Craig and Julene Stortz of Canton, Minn. She is a 2005 graduate of Mabel-Canton High School and a 2008 WTC graduate in Grap ..... 
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Canton considers request to vacate alley

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

Canton residents Jamie and Holly Knutson were present and made a request for the city to vacate an alley at the May 14 meeting of the Canton City Council. The alley runs between the Knutson and Newman properties in Canton and is not in use. Mayor ..... 
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